Welcome to the UCL European Institute, UCL's hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union.
In a letter to the Financial Times, UCL's Professor of EU Law Piet Eeckhout outlines his bemusement at the current discourse on immigration in the UK.
Prof Piet Eeckhout
3 December 2014
Starts: Dec 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM
In the eurozone, the EU needs greater legitimacy at the national level not only to secure space for domestic politics but also to secure respect for social and economic commitments over time.
Prof. Albert Weale
24 November 2014 More...
Starts: Nov 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...
Starts: Nov 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Call: Ideas for Horizon 2020 bids?
17 February 2014
The UCL European Institute offers to facilitate discussions that may lead to collaborative bids
The European Commission has recently published the first Work Programmes and Calls for Proposals under its new flagship Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. It is the biggest such programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
As with the previous Framework Programmes, H2020 involves a complex application process and the collaboration of many partners. The European Institute offers UCL research staff a platform to discuss and develop project ideas that are very broadly speaking Europe-related, particularly from the Humanities and Social Sciences.
We do not offer expert support with or advice on the proposal writing stage, although we will offer links with UCL offices that do. Above all, we wish to stimulate, brainstorm and support the development of ideas and intellectual rationales that have the potential to develop into H2020 bids.
If you are interested in taking part in such exploratory discussions, please email us with a brief outline of your research interest and proposal idea.
Horizon 2020 no longer provides a separate pillar to social science/humanities areas; these have instead been integrated into all other areas, making them harder to identify. With the help of UCL's European Research and Innovation Office we have extracted a summary of calls (with deadlines 2014 and 2015), which might be of particular interest. Below an excerpt of these - the full list is available upon request.
- REFLECTIVE-2-2015: Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and Europeanisation
- REFLECTIVE-3-2015: European cohesion, regional and urban policies and the perceptions of Europe
- REFLECTIVE-4-2015: Cultural opposition in the former socialist countries
- REFLECTIVE-6-2015: Innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets
- EURO-1-2014: Resilient and sustainable economic and monetary union in Europe
- EURO-3-2014: European societies after the crisis
- EURO-4-2014: Political challenges for Europe
- INT-3-2015: Europe's contribution to a value-based global order and its contestants
- INT-8-2015: The European Union and the Eastern Partnership